john_henry (116) - - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark red amber with large brown head that subsides after a while leaving good lacing.
Obviously many will want to compare this to the Abt 12, but it is quite a different beast. The first thing that strikes me is the sweetness, not in a bad way, this beer is well balanced, but you certainly notice the candy sugar, and what I would assume is a lengthy boil. Chocolatey toffee notes that cling to the back of the palate. No hops noticeable as one would expect.
Overall, this is an exceptional double, that is really quite unique. Certainly worth hunting out, in my opinion, and whilst different from the Abt 12 (surly a good thing), this is none the less exceptional.
venom666 (416) - Elche, SPAIN - DEC 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown color with a generous white head. Nice carbonation. Aroma is spicy above all, with banana, yeast and some caramel and dark fruits. Taste is spicy and yeasty also, like the aroma, with roasted malts, candy and caramel. Very refreshing to be a Dubbel and alcohol is well hidden. Aftertaste is spicy. Very interesting.
Senka (567) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Widely available. Average Belgium beer from the lot. 02/18 batch was overly carbonated. A bit of a disappointment.
AGCostaNeves (19) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 21, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
When you open the bottle I noticed at once a pleasant perfume. Following this sense the aroma is absolutely delicious with roasted malt in the right measure, floral, herbal smell and an accurate touch of caramel.
It has a dark brown color and slight turbidity.
The cream is bulky and beige with medium duration.
The high carbonation is noticeable from the start and roasted malt notes has a beautiful balance as well. The caramel malt, wood, cocoa, licorice and nuts. Has a strong tone and rustic, yet does not appear heavy.
He brought me a medium flavor tempered pulling the same and so salty, I could see a slight memory of a brandy because it is volatile and appears just in taste. Alcohol is noticed in the heat that transmits the throat.
Long end she is malted reducing cabornatado taste and formatting a very soft palate between good bitterness and light caramel.
Medium complexity high is strong and powerful and full-bodied beer just right.
Being slightly dry and medium bitterness and prepares the way for the next sip.
Due to certain salient features not shown exceptionally balanced, but has a gorgeous footprint.
I liked its drinkability.
zapabeer (17) - BRAZIL - DEC 20, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caso típico da cerveja que faz juz ao estílo, essa Dubbel não tem o que dizer... Fruit yeast taste, dark color, sweet aroma.
Luumu (10) - , FINLAND - DEC 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tuoksu hedelmäinen, alkoholinen. Vaahto kestävä. Maku hapokas, latteahko, helppo. Suutuntuma turhan hapokas makuuni.
Hammy78 (779) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a mix pack. Pours a true copper, quite active, lots of carb, fluffy creame coloured head, loads of thick lacing. Nose is sweet malt, touch of roast, a little spicy. Tastes spicy, sweet malt again, a little heat. Quite smooth.
Jimsal27 (257) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the yard house. Ruby red-brown color, thick creamy foam. Aroma of malt, chocolate and caramel. Sweet malt taste, light chocolate, lively on the palate. Great beer.
tmoreau (2574) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a murky, brown tone, with a modest layer of tan head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was malty sweetness, ripened & dried fruit, and a hint of banana. Medium bodied, with soft carbonation, the flavor’s sweetness was more as brown sugar, esters included some ripe apple, and the alcohol’s disposition was pleasantly warming. Maybe a little age on this bottle, but still tasty.
tonypreto (128) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
11.2 oz bottle poured into chalice. Aroma of malts and some fruit with a slight almost smokiness. Pours a rich dark brown with a rapidly dissipating light beige head. Very great mouthfeel with a perfect amount of carbonation to it. Flavors of malt and yeast throughout. Exceptional beer.
VamboladeTolly (250) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours brown with small beige head.Aroma is sweet, roasted malts, some coffee and caramel, vanilla,dates.Taste is sweet, malts, toffee, caramel, dark fruits. Full body. Good beer.